The Pittsburgh Steelers might not have a game this Sunday, but that does not mean everyone in the organization had the weekend off. With a number of notable matchups on the college football schedule on Saturday, the Steelers were one of many teams with scouts on hand to watch the action unfold.
If Le’Veon Bell really was at the Michigan State/Ohio State game as had been rumored, he might have bumped into a scout from Pittsburgh.
NFL scouts from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles are slated to attend today's Ohio State-Michigan State game.— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) November 10, 2018
Meanwhile another was as the Alabama/Mississippi State game.
And the Steelers also had the Penn State/Wisconsin game covered.
After already having been to the Wake Forest/N.C State game the night before.
The Browns, Chargers, Jets, Packers, Vikings, Eagles, 49ers, Raiders, Saints, Cardinals, Bills, Steelers, and Bears all had scouts in attendance at the Wake/NC State game lastnight.— J Reid (@JReidNFL) November 9, 2018
The list of talent worth seeing at these games is far too long to list here and it would be safe to assume that these four contest do not even represent a fraction of the games around the country the Steelers would have been represented at this weekend.
Often an overlooked aspect of the pre draft discussion, especially when noting a team’s pre-draft interest, is the obvious fact that NFL teams will have done extensive scouting on many potential options far in advance of the draft. Dedicated regional scouts will have spent at least a year or more tracking certain prospects and their evaluations will go a long way in shaping a teams opinion about a player.